TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Nearly two in five Americans are obese.
The epidemic has medical and economic costs that top $1 trillion.
That's why Union Hospital welcomed Dr. Sandeep Gupta to campus.
He's a professor at the College of Medicine for the University of Illinois.
He spoke about obesity's impacts on people and society.
He called it a man-made problem that requires man-made solutions.
"Many of us see this in our daily lives, at work, at school, in our community, at church, that obesity...we cannot escape it. What I want us to do is empower each other and try to help solve this problem," Dr. Gupta said.
Besides eating better, he also recommends getting 60 minutes of exercise daily.
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